Nathan Richbourg

OU Major: 
Chemical Engineering: Biotechnology
Research Mentor: 
Vassilios Sikavitsas
Describe your undergraduate research or creative project: 
We designed a process for modifying the surface of a cell-culture tissue scaffold to promote cell attachment. In my work, I improved the process for 2D discs of scaffolding material and characterized and validated the modification process.
Explain what you learned or give advice to fellow students: 
If you think you'd like to pursue research, take every opportunity you get as an undergraduate to do research in at least a related field. Nobody will begrudge you your mistakes at this point, and you can learn before you're committed whether you enjoy research.
Awards and/or presentations: 
Richbourg, N. (2016, April). RGD Surface Modification of 3D Cell Culture Scaffolds. Oral presentation at the University of Oklahoma's Undergraduate Research Day, Norman, OK.
Published Work: